Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Camel + Black

camel + black
When I want to give black and white a break Camel and Black is such a great way to go.
Christopher and I woke up and decided brunch was a good idea with this chilly weather. I wanted to casual cool but cozy at the same time. I through on my cream color jacket, express necklace and a red lip and we were out the door. If I could find a fur scarf or vest I would have totally worn that as well not gonna lie I was freezing needless to say I had extra coffee.  
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camel + black
camel + black

 With my birthday just around the corner ( December 2nd ) I think this sweater would look great with a lace skirt and trench coat as well♥

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Small but Thoughful

Holiday Gift Guide

 Its never to early to start shopping for those special people in your life ! lets start with some gifts that are small but thoughtful shall we.
Sometimes the best gifts are smallest ones that tailored to your personality. I love giving and getting gifts that are a representation of their personality and shows that you know them. All of these pretty gifts range from $15-$100. 
I love when gifts have a cute detail to them (like a hint of gold or bows )
it just makes them that more special♥ don't you think♥



Monday, November 17, 2014

A Tour Through Blog Land

a tour through blog land
Can you believe it's Monday already this weekend went by so fast!
Last week I was so excited when my blogging bestie Shannon from Clothes & Quotes wanted to feature me on a tour through blog land If you haven't checked out her lovely site filled with empowering quotes and fashion inspiration click HERE
1) What am I working on?
I wish I had some some super amazing to secret project for you guys but Simply Sutter hasn't quite got there yet
but what I will say is that I am going to be doing some festive holiday looks and recipes and as I always suggest let me know if you want to see anything on here

2) How does my work differ from others in it's genre?
I think being a life and style blogger has its perks. I love creating various types of content for you guys and not just sticking to one thing..but that's just me♥

3) Why do I write/create what I do?
More like why not!!..The world is a pretty big place so why not want to put my size 5 foot footprints all over it! and if it happens to inspire someone then that is all I could ever want

4) How does my writing/creating process work?
I wake up at about 8 drag my self out of bed make myself coffee and feed the pups. I grab my spectacles and make my way to the home office. I love listening to music of all types so I've got that going. I'm also a pretty organized person so I have everything ready to go for that day or the week depends. When I'm done with my posts I tend to explore some of my favorite bloggers blogs, pinterst and fashion sites all while making notes and scribbles as to what fancies me. 
Enough about me lets introduce you to the gorgeous Karissa !

 Hi friends, I'm Karissa, from Karissa & Company! I'm a sassy 20-something lady from Idaho (yes, Idaho!).  I pride myself on being a wife, fur-mom, HR Professional, blogger, and recently, a boutique owner.  I'm obsessed with reality tv, cereal for dinner, a good outfit, and a great deal.  I love to put my own spin on style and Karissa & Company is my outlet to share Fashion, DIY, Fitness, and everything else in between. My favorite thing about blogging is 'meeting' new people so come over and say hi! I'd love to get to know you!

 Make sure to take a look at Karissa's Blog Next Monday for her Nomination


Friday, November 14, 2014

Polette Eyewear Giveaway

Happy Friday Everyone !
You have heard me talk about Polette Eyewear before and how much I love there sunnies and glasses.
If you haven't seen my previous posts with them 
you can click Here & Here
Now Some Exciting News and in time for the holidays!

The lucky winner will receive 1 pair of their favorite frames from Polette.
Perfect for yourself or for someone else.

This is also INTERNATIONAL so make sure to spread the word ! The giveaway ends 11/21

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Don't forget the more you enter the more chances you have to win ♥

Good Luck

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Hosting Inspiration

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The Holiday's are shortly arriving and I'm super excited. Weather it's throwing a small get together of girlfriends or family it's always fun to have certain festive items to make it that much more special.
All of these items I have picked are of from World Market. Make sure their site for more inspiration. 
There is something about a mix of metallics and wood that just make a setting feel rustic but classy as well. The wooden stand is perfect for displaying that homemade pumpkin or apple pie.YUM. The decanter I would for sure fill with this cinnamon sangria I make. Sipping from these golden wine glasses brings instant holiday cheer. 
I hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Not your average appetizer

I am a lover of quick but tasty appetizers!
Last year my best friends mom threw a little get together we called "bestfriendsmas"
Best Friends + Christmas = Cute right?!
Besides having an amazing time sharing laughs and playing games 
there was the yummy food. 
My favorite was the Jelly Cream Cheese !

Lets get to it!
Your Favorite Jelly (we used this chile one we got from our trip to flagstaff)
* it has a good kick*
A wedge cut of cream cheese

Take a spoonful of jelly and place it on the cream cheese 
serve with crackers !
So Simple but SOO Good !

And because pretty looking food is always better
add a cute cutting board like this one from HomeGoods
and add a fruity garnish

jelly jelly+cheese

 Hope You Enjoyed This Idea

Monday, November 10, 2014

Leather + Jewels


 Lately I have been all about this faux leather skirt. I purchased it for a blogger meet up @ Kendra Scott a few weeks ago. When I saw it I new I had to have it. I love this shorter version to pair it with tights and knee high boots for when it gets a bit cooler. I paired this skirt with a cozy jeweled sweater a black slouchy beanie and pair of black zip booties.

If your petite like me you can find certain items in the juniors like this skirt! just make sure that its flattering and that its the right length. I try to think when i'm shopping for certain pieces  I'm 26 I want to look my age, but still wear whats in. so length is key ! nothing to short and just add a bit of heel!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Stroll Through Autumn

fall style
 Happy November !
A couple of weeks ago Christopher and I decided to take a day trip to Flagstaff to see fall♥
We had so much fun walking around downtown and exploring the shops and neighborhoods!
I'm gonna do a post all about all the fun things we saw and did. Today I just wanted to share with you my cozy outfit with you.
fall outfit
fall style
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fall style
fall outfit

 Top: LOFT
Hat: H&M

It was so nice to see the leaves changing and walking in the brisk air! For the most part I kept this outfit pretty laid back and added some key pieces like the hat and of course a berry lip and scarf.
The scarf that Christopher brought me back from San Fransisco kept me nice and cozy♥


Giveaway Winner : Lauren Lucchese ♥


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On The Edge + Giveaway

 Happy Wednesday ! 
Before I get to the REALLY Fun stuff Lets talk about my outfit shall we! 
I have been searching for little bits of edgy pieces to add to the wardrobe. My eyeballs have been on the hunt for a cream faux leather jacket and when I saw this one at Khol's I had to. Another way of adding any edge to an outfit is with jewelery. This GEO shaped necklace is exactly what I needed. It's amazing what a faux jacket and a funky shaped necklace can do to an outfit ! 


style post
fall outfit
geo necklace
fall fashion
Jacket: Rock & Republic Similar
Top & Sunnies: LOFT
Jeans: American Eagle 
Heels: Nordstrom Rack ( Enzo Angiolini)
Purse: Michael Kors
Necklace: c/o: Serene Sky

 1 Lucky Winner Will Win $25 to Shop @ Serene Sky Boutique
Fill out as many to increase your chances of winning !

Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 5 @ Serene Sky Boutique

As  a fashion blogger I find myself searching for the "perfect" pieces 
to wear with an outfit. One thing that I love is a classic piece of statement jewelery! 
Serene Sky Boutique is the place to go ! From stunning necklaces to lovely rings they have got it all. 

Serene Sky Boutique was founded by two BFF's (cute right) they strive to put out products that 
represent a classic, California vintage vibe from up and coming designers. 

Here are my top 5

Serene Sky Boutique

Chain jewelry / Gold jewellery / Gold stackable ring / Rose quartz jewelry / Geometric jewelry

The geometric shaped necklaces in 1 & 3 are just what I need to add that "cool chic" look pair it with a moto jacket and instant Cali cool. 2 & 4 because you can never have enough finger bling! 5 simply gorgeous giving a LBD a pop of glam

If you haven't already checked out Serene Sky Boutique click on the link and shop away! 
Then come back here later on in the week because its GIVEAWAY time !


Friday, October 24, 2014

Gold and Wine Look

makeup , wine and gold
 Lately I have been craving everything wine colored and bits of gold. 
so naturally putting this look together was easy !

 You can do this look with your favorite wine colored lippy or gold shadow ! I didn't do mine to durastic but I liked it.
Eyes: Jordan eyeliner, Victoria Secret gold shadow, and Loreal mascara
Cheeks: Nyx Cream blush in orange
Lips: Rimmel London in Bordeaux


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Winding down with Eubanks & Co.

After a long day sometimes you just need things that help you wind down.
For me its candles, tea and of course my puppies. 
Eubanks & Co. have amazing SOY candles! yes ! 
This one that I have is oatmeal cookie from their baked collection! 
home decor
home decor
home decor

  This candle not only smells like homemade cookies but it sounds like actual wood crackling!
I think these would be perfect stocking stuffers. It's never to early to start holiday shopping!
Theses Eubanks & Co. candles come in other scents such as banana nut muffin , berry crumble and vanilla rum cake ( my mom would love that one! ) 
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 Candle: c/o: Eubanks & Co. 
Perfume: Coach (Poppy)
Pup Model: Bo 
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